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Welcome to Litchfield, Illinois!

Long known for its rich place in Route 66 history, Litchfield, Illinois is also known for its 1,400-acre public recreational Lake Lou Yaeger, a historically preserved downtown area with many points of interest, Route 66 icons Ariston Café and Sky View Drive In, 250+ national brand hotel rooms, broad range of dining options, nearby golf courses and wineries, antique shopping, camping, picnicking, biking and horseback riding.

Litchfield, Illinois is a land-and-water recreational center conveniently located 60 miles from St. Louis’ Gateway Arch and 45 miles from the Illinois State Capital in Springfield on Interstate 55.

Travelers to Litchfield will experience classic Midwestern culture, well-preserved history and quality outdoor recreational opportunities along with ample contemporary hospitality amenities.

Traveling the “Mother Road?”


Visit our Route 66 historic landmarks and new History Museum and Welcome Center.

A new History Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center opened in 2013 in Litchfield. Designed to reflect the Route 66 era, the new attraction is located at 334 Historic Old Route 66 North on the site of the former ‘Vic’ Suhling Gas For Less and near other iconic Route 66 restaurants and landmarks still in operation. Click here for more information.

Group Information

Litchfield can customize and package group tour visits with the help of our friendly Director of Tourism. Take in some classic Americana culture that features our historic Route 66 national landmarks, classic restaurants, and sightseeing in the historic downtown area and Lake Lou Yaeger. You will have the option to visit nearby wineries, walk on the beach, and stay overnight in our modern, national brand hotels. Call the Tourism Director at our toll free number (866) 733-5833 or e-mail tourism@cityoflitchfieldil.com to explore how Litchfield can serve your group.

Available Litchfield Brochures

For available Litchfield brochures and handouts click here and you will be directed to the correct page.

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Where To Stay



Holiday Inn Express & Suites